Fourth Annual Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest

Professional and amateur writers from age 12 and up are invited to submit their poetry to the Library’s annual contest. Up to 100 entries will be published in a book that will be available online, at all branches, and for sale.

You may submit through the form below or at any Library location. Submissions are due by Sunday, April 30th. Poems will be judged on originality, creativity, and artistic quality by Dr. Bob Hanley of Anderson University.

One adult and one teen will be selected for the grand prize, a $50.00 gift certificate to McDowell’s Book Emporium and a printed copy of the book. Winners will be announced at the Book Release Reception on Monday, June 19th at 7pm. Poets and their families and friends are invited. Light refreshments will be provided and books will be available for purchase.

One entry per person.



Your submission means you are granting Anderson County Library the right to use the materials as we wish. Please DO NOT include artwork. Poems containing offensive language or themes will be disqualified. Judgment of offensive material will be made by the Library.